Esmaeilian awarded Research Grant from International Honor Society

AhadAhad Esmaeilian, Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the Research Grant from Golden Key International Honor Society.

Golden Key is an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world. Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity. Golden Key grants give advisers the opportunity to develop their skills professionally, while the fellowships offer graduate students a once-in-a-lifetime chance to further their knowledge through foundation-backed research.

Esmaeilian was awarded the grant for his research, "Application of Synchrophasor System to Prevent Major Blackouts in Smart Electric Grid."

Esmaeilian is a research assistant under the supervision of Dr. Mladen Kezunovic in the Power Systems Control and Protection Laboratory. His main research interests are wide area power system protection, fault location and application of intelligent methods to power system monitoring and protection. 

Esmaeilian received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Tehran in 2009 and 2011, respectively, both in electrical engineering. He also received the 2015 PSERC IAB best poster award, 2015 ConocoPhillips Graduate Fellowship, 2016 IEEE IAS Myron Zucker award and 2016 DEED student research grant.